Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
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layered clay feather earrings

This leather clay is super easy to work with as it is soft and easily moldable. Bend, cut and slice the clay to shape into beautiful jewellery pieces; then place on parchment paper. Bake in the oven for a maximum of 30 minutes at 230°F (110°C) and enjoy the leather texture!
Step 1

Slice a piece of black, Dive Grey and ivory clay from each block.

Step 2

Knead and condition until moldable.

Step 3

Roll out each colour, smooth and as even as possible, to about 1/8" [0.3 cm] thick.

Step 4

Use the clay cutters to cut two teardrop small ivory shapes, two medium Dove Grey shapes and two of the larger teardrop black shapes.

Step 5

Use a roller, or clay machine, to flatten the shapes to look more like feathers.

Step 6

Use a super slicer to cut out notches; then a piercing tool to add feather-like texture lines.

Step 7

Use the piercing tool to create a hole in the centre towards the top of each feather shape.

Step 8

Bake for 30 minutes at 230°F (110°C). Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

Step 9

Layer a Dove Grey feather shape on top of the larger black one and the white on top of the Dove Grey.

Step 10

Open a jump ring and thread through the holes, then close.
TIP: To open and close a jump ring, simply grasp the jump ring on both sides with chain nose pliers and twist the ring open, from side-to-side. Never pull the jump ring which can cause distortion.

Step 11

Open a smaller jump ring and thread through the jump ring from Step 10, add a fishhook ear wire, then close the jump ring.

Step 12

Repeat Steps 9-11 for a second earring.

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